Thigh injury may sideline Hayden for Perth Test

January 8th, 2008 - 2:47 pm ICT by admin  

Sdyney, Jan.8 (ANI): Australian opener Matthew Hayden’s chances of playing the third Test against India are in doubt because of a thigh injury.
Hayden suffered an injury to his upper right thigh muscle while taking a quick single during his second-innings century in the second Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground, and he needed a runner (Ponting) to bat on.
His injury prevented him from fielding during the fifth day’s play, when Australia won the match against India by 122 runs.
According to Sydney Morning Herald, Hayden will be monitored by the team’s physiotherapist, Alex Kountouris, in the lead-up to the third Test, scheduled to start at the WACA Ground on January 16.
“There’s been no immediate decision made on his fitness yet,” a Cricket Australia spokesman said.
If Hayden cannot play, Australia may begin the match with an inexperienced opening pair. (ANI)

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